Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! A “psychological” history and “spirit” of a place gathered via history, anthropology, and geology. Join the interpreter for a less than typical program that takes you back in time on Cape Ann when other humans inhabited this beautiful area. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration. Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascade from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to two of their most spectacular coastal reservations to help us celebrate Earth Day 2013. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family. At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!
Be prepared for peeper season this Spring! Learn about the temporary habitat of vernal ponds, what lives in them, why they are home to specialized woodland creatures and how to protect them. Live creatures will be displayed during the discussion, followed by an excursion into the park. Presented by Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Ravenswood Park! Space is limited, so please pre-register!
The Friends of the Rockport Library invite you to their spring book sale! Enjoy a bake sale and shop for hard back and paperback books, children’s books, books on tape, videos, and DVDs. All proceeds are used to help support programs at the library like the Cabin Fever Movies, the Authors Series, Museum passes, and Children’s programs.
You can literally ring in the holidays with Rockport Music at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! The New England Ringers will perform holiday concert where the only instruments are bells. This fifteen-member highly energetic ensemble plays advanced hand bell works with a blend of musical moods and styles—from classical transcriptions, familiar favorites, and original compositions, all with a touch of entertaining humor.
Performing music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Berklee World Strings, directed by cellist Eugene Friesen, features an international collection of Berklee's most accomplished and promising soloists, chamber players and fiddlers. They perform lively programs that typically include new compositions and arrangements from a wide variety of the world’s music. With a repertoire drawn from Celtic, bluegrass, South American, Arabic, Gypsy, jazz, and classical styles, Berklee World Strings redefines the traditional string orchestra with bright melodies, dance rhythms, improvisation and sparkling interplay. The evening’s performance will include participants from the Rockport High School string program.